I want to install monodevelop 5 on ubuntu 14.04 64bit PC, I have followed this how to install monodevelop 5.1 on ubuntu way but it gives me some error at the step 4 and 5.

after this command ./configure –profile=stable it gives the following error monoerror

  • And what are "some errors"?
    – A.B.
    Jan 3, 2016 at 14:59
  • its like configure error and directory not found error Jan 3, 2016 at 15:03
  • 1
    Compiling MonoDevelop from source, especially from Git, is a very bad idea. That how-to is very bad. If you check the official MonoDevelop website (which you should always do before reading a how-to), it has official, better directions on how to install MonoDevelop, and it allows you to install it with Ubuntu's package manager, APT. Read here (mono-project.com/docs/getting-started/install/linux/…). Make sure you remove all of the packages that the how-to you read told you to install.
    – John Scott
    Jan 3, 2016 at 16:16
  • question edited. Jan 3, 2016 at 16:17
  • @FuzzyToothpaste : I have read the official tut but cannot understand properly. Jan 3, 2016 at 16:22

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Rather than building MonoDevelop from source, it is much better to follow the directions on the MonoDevelop website.

This guide should only be followed if you are both running Ubuntu 14.04 and you need MonoDevelop version 5.

If you're on Ubuntu 14.04 and you only need MonoDevelop 4, you can run sudo apt-get install monodevelop.

If you're on a version of Ubuntu newer than 14.04, you can install MonoDevelop 5 just by running sudo apt-get install monodevelop.

If you're on Ubuntu 14.04 and need version 5, run the following commands, one after the other.

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys 3FA7E0328081BFF6A14DA29AA6A19B38D3D831EF
echo "deb http://download.mono-project.com/repo/debian wheezy main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mono-xamarin.list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install monodevelop
  • sudo apt-get dist-upgrade isn't really needed...
    – wb9688
    Jan 3, 2016 at 18:00
  • @wb9688 I really don't think it is either, so I'm removing it. I just put it there because the MonoDevelop people had it.
    – John Scott
    Jan 4, 2016 at 21:19

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